Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Considering that the original was a perfect balance of maneuverability and speed, this really turns TMB Online into an awesome title.
  2. Well worth the price of the Network Adaptor.
  3. Broadband users are the ones that will truly benefit from the experience though, as you can have up to 8 players go head to head in death-match mayhem with virtually no lag most of the time. This is about as fun as you will get with an online game on a console for the time being.
  4. There is nothing new here, but for the price, you really can't beat the fun. [Sept 2002, p.81]
  5. Doesn't include any of the storyline or single-player progression from the original game, but it does include the same terrific gameplay and a few new game modes built for online multiplayer action.
  6. Of course, broadband users get the best deal as all the modes benefit from more players. TMB was always about slightly controlled chaos, and it is hard to obtain that vibe with only one other user in the level.
  7. What are you waiting for, grab yourself a stamp, a pen (and if you don’t have one, a network adaptor) and get to mailing!
  8. 80
    After a few plays, though, the game becomes tiresome—mostly due to repetitive gameplay and lack of balance.
  9. The game is free and it's a load of fun. [Oct 2002, p. 150]
  10. It's fast, fun, and most importantly, free. [Oct 2002, p.192]
  11. It's not exactly a killer online app, but it's free, it's easily to play, it's fun, and it runs pretty much flawlessly.
  12. But you want brutal, in-your-face intensity from on-line gaming and that's exactly what Twisted Metal is all about.
  13. 74
    A title with solid gameplay that's perfectly suited for the online world.
  14. An all-around solid effort that does exactly what it aims to do: offer players a preview of what Sony’s online service is capable of using one of the company’s best-selling and most recognizable PS2 games.
  15. A fun release, but nothing more than a brief distraction or quick session with little longer-term appeal.
  16. If this came free with the PS2 Network Adapter - as it does in the US - we might be more inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt.

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